Derek James

Derek James lands his 2011 Ford Fiesta after the jump on Waste Management property during STPR 2017.

The American Rally Association, along with organizers for the 2020 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally regret to announce the cancellation of this year’s event.

STPR officials made the decision recently after new quarantine orders were placed in several states throughout the region. Those orders, along with current restrictions in Pennsylvania, made it difficult for the popular national event to proceed this September.

“Without the permits needed to run on public roads, I don’t see a way to put on an event to the caliber of what our competitors, sponsors and fans expect from STPR,” said James Monks, STPR chairman. “We did not come to this decision easily. However, we think this is the correct option for our event, participants and our extremely supportive communities in which we race.”

All options were exhausted in an effort to create a safe environment and an atmosphere that the ARA hoped would bring respite from the current climate that surrounds the outbreak of COVID-19. There are no formal plans to reschedule the event in 2020, rather a renewed focus on the planning of STPR for next year.

The ARA will reopen its 2020 national schedule on July 18 with a one-day Southern Ohio Forest Rally. That event, along with the Ojibwe Forests Rally (August), Show-Me Rally (October), Lake Superior Performance Rally (October) and Olympus Rally (November) and last January’s Sno*Drift sets the national schedule at six events this year.

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